Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/17/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Minnesota Timberwolves at Indiana Pacers

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

Pacers -8.5

The Minnesota Timberwolves are traveling to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse to face off against the Indiana Pacers. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-25 on the year and 9-12 away, following a 5 point loss to the Indiana Pacers in their last matchup. Indiana beating Minnesota in their last game, makes the Pacers 26-15 on the year and 16-5 at home.

 

The Minnesota Timberwolves enter this game averaging 111.3 points per game and also allow 114.5 points per game. The Timberwolves are led by Kansas graduate, Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins is leading the Timberwolves in scoring and assist, averaging 22.8 points per game and 3.3 assist per game. Wiggins is 17th in the NBA in scoring and has been impressive this year.

 

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.2 points per game and also allow 106.1 points per game. The Pacers are led by 23 year old, Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis is leading Indiana in scoring and rebounding, averaging 18.1 points per game and 13.1 rebounds per game. Sabonis is 5th in the league in rebounding and will need to step up if the Pacers want to win and cover the spread.

 

Recent Betting Trends

 

The Minnesota Timberwolves 16-22-2 ATS this year.

 

Minnesota is 1-4 ATS their last 5 games.

 

The Indiana Pacers are 22-17-2 ATS this year.

 

The Pacers are 4-1 ATS their last 5 games.

 

In this matchup I like the Indiana Pacers to win and cover the spread. The Pacers have an inside presence and the Timberwolves are still without their star center, Karl-Anthony Towns. The Pacers will be able to defend against the Timberwolves offense. Final score prediction, The Indiana Pacers will win and cover the spread 110-97.

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Nate’s Pick Pacers -8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.